"Turkey placating all sides
Thursday, July 27, 2006
Mehmet Ali Birand
I see the role Turkey is playing between Palestine vs. Israel and Iran vs. the United States-European Union as placating all sides. Turkey is trying to behave in a way to please all sides who have taken strong stances. There are crazy people in both Tehran and Washington-Brussels and Turkey is doing all it can so that the two sides don't sever relations. Turkey is trying tell each side what they should do in order to ensure there is some progress. "
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